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Civic Area Plan Concepts to be Narrowed, Refined at July 16 Meeting

  • 16 July 2019
Civic Area Plan Concepts to be Narrowed, Refined at July 16 Meeting
A series of key questions are being posed to the Town Council and members of the community that will be used to help frame the next steps in the Vail Civic Area master planning process. The discussions will take place in two sessions during the Tuesday, July 16 Town Council meeting. The first discussion, outlining potential financial considerations, is listed as 2.3 on the afternoon agenda which begins at 1 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  The second discussion, to refine and prioritize site-specific concepts, is listed as action item 4 on the evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m.

Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 23 and Aug. 13

  • 14 July 2019
Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 23 and Aug. 13
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s annual Celebrating Community neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 23 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff.

Fourth of July Preview

  • 28 June 2019
Fourth of July Preview

The Fourth of July is almost here, enjoy the sunshine and special events!

Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Concepts on June 18

  • 14 June 2019
Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Concepts on June 18
A series of master plan concepts for the five sites that make up the Vail Civic Area will be presented to the Town Council at its evening meeting on Tuesday, June 18. The item is listed as 4.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment. 

Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Progress on May 21

  • 20 May 2019
Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Progress on May 21
A progress report on the Vail Civic Area Plan will be presented to the Town Council at its evening meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment. 

Next Phase of Community Input for Civic Area Master Plan Process Ends April 28

  • 24 April 2019
Next Phase of Community Input for Civic Area Master Plan Process Ends April 28
Just a few days remain for community members to take part in this current phase of the Civic Area Master Plan process in which a series of short, interactive surveys are available to collect comments and feedback. Register or sign in to EngageVail.com to view and comment on design concepts illustrating possible improvements or additions to the five town-owned properties that make up the Vail Civic Plan study area: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Public Library, Lionshead Parking and Transportation Center, charter bus lot and the Vail Municipal Building complex.

Community Input Sought during Next Phase of Civic Area Master Plan Process

  • 23 April 2019
Community Input Sought during Next Phase of Civic Area Master Plan Process
An open house on April 17 and a series of short, interactive surveys at EngageVail.com will be available to collect comments and feedback from the community during the next phase of the Town of Vail Civic Area planning process, which extends from April 12 through April 28.

Civic Area Master Plan Design Concepts Presented to Town Council April 2

  • 1 April 2019
Civic Area Master Plan Design Concepts Presented to Town Council April 2
An update on design concepts illustrating various citizen-driven themes for improvements to Vail’s civic spaces will be presented to the Vail Town Council at its Tuesday, April 2 meeting. The item is listed as 1.3 on the meeting agenda which begins at 2:05 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.  

Vail’s Annual Community Meeting Available for Viewing on Demand

  • 20 March 2019
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting Available for Viewing on Demand
The Town of Vail’s Annual Community Meeting, held on March 12, is available for viewing on demand, courtesy of High Five Access Media at https://www.highfivemedia.org/show/community-meeting-2019.

Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future

  • 11 March 2019
Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Donovan Pavilion will be headlined by a celebration recognizing noted water attorney Glenn Porzak as the recipient of the annual Trailblazer Award as well as a look back on accomplishments from 2018, an update on new initiatives and a tribute to fire Lt. Scott Bridges who is recovering from injuries he sustained while helping at an accident scene on his way to work.  

Civic Area Plan Kick-off Survey Closes Jan. 25; Get Involved Early and Have Your Opinions Heard

  • 25 January 2019
Civic Area Plan Kick-off Survey Closes Jan. 25; Get Involved Early and Have Your Opinions Heard
There’s still time to participate in the initial stages of an information-gathering process that will be used to help guide future improvements to town-owned facilities and properties in the heart of Vail. Community members have until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to take part in the Civic Area Plan online survey. The survey is available at EngageVail.com, the town’s newest community outreach forum.

2018 Town of Vail Year in Review

  • 26 December 2018
2018 Town of Vail Year in Review
Partnerships and collaboration in the areas of housing, environmental sustainability, parking, economy and public safety were key contributors in helping to elevate the town’s priority initiatives during 2018. For example, in partnership with the Vail Local Housing Authority, the town continued to make an impact on its housing goals with the acquisition of 106 new deed restrictions totaling $6.5 million of public and private investments through the Vail InDEED program. This included the purchase of 23 deed-restrictions at the newly-constructed 6 West Apartments in Edwards, which represents the town’s first of its kind regional housing collaboration. Also noteworthy during the year was announcement of Vail’s official certification as the first sustainable mountain resort destination in the U.S. and the first community certified in the world under the Mountain Ideal Standard. The certifications are the result of a multi-year partnership between the Town of Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center, Sustainable Travel International, Vail Resorts, U.S. Forest Service and others, while marking the culmination of 56 years of leadership by the Vail community in progressive environmental conservation policies and programs. To address the need for additional public parking, a three-way partnership between the town, Eagle County Schools and Vail Resorts contributed to the opening of a new, four-level parking structure at Red Sandstone Elementary School in which the spaces will be utilized for both school and public use. A first-ever retreat between the Vail Town Council and executives from Vail Resorts identified areas where the two entities will be working together to enhance the guest experience and elevate Vail’s competitiveness. Events such as the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Championships, Colorado Classic, Bravo! Vail Music Festival as well as a Global Friendship exchange trip to Japan, served to showcase Vail to international audiences. Also of note was the involvement of Vail Fire in facilitating creation of the Mountain Area Mutual Aid Plan which assisted in the coordination of wildfire suppression efforts during the Lake Christine, Bocco, Buffalo, Two Elk and Golf Course fires throughout the region, and will serve to provide critical resources in the event of a wildfire in or near Vail. Other milestones included completion of the update to the Open Lands Plan, ongoing improvement in Gore Creek’s water quality, sponsorship of a wildlife forum which brought renewed focus on the health of the area’s wildlife, plus a kickoff to the Civic Area planning process that will help identify a future plan for the town’s public facilities in the heart of Vail.

Vail Mail Holiday Edition

  • 14 December 2018
Vail Mail Holiday Edition

Enjoy an Epic Start to the Holiday Season in Vail 

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Vail Holidays Events Dec. 5-31

  • 13 December 2018
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Vail Holidays Events Dec. 5-31
Vail Holidays creates a festive and magical holiday season in an iconic setting, and offers a plethora of events from Dec. 5-31. Vail’s beautiful mountain village with twinkling lights and crisp mountain air is the backdrop for many festive events that will spark the holiday spirit for visitors and locals alike. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Vail Holidays is a collection of classic seasonal events that the whole family can enjoy together.  


Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11

  • 6 December 2018
Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11
The Town of Vail is introducing the first stages of a master planning process that will rely heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail. To learn more about the Civic Area Master Plan process, the town is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.
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